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Where do Republicans Go From Here?: Latino Outreach in a New Era of Politics

By Stephen A. Nuño, Northern Arizona University The greatest cliché in politics today as it relates to Latinos is the notion that Latinos are Republicans; they just don’t know it yet.  Perhaps this was once true, but over the last few weeks and with this weeks findings from Latino Decisions’ most recent poll, the notion […]

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Latinos not very enthusiastic about the 2012 election

By Pilar Marrero – Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com  | 2011-12-12 Click here to download slide-deck presentation from today’s webinar Click here to view the results from the December impreMedia/Latino Decisions poll LOS ANGELES, CA. – The lively primary campaign for the Republican nomination, which has been in the news for months, has not generated interest among the majority […]

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Latino Decisions and impreMedia to release new poll on Religion and Politics

Latino Decisions and impreMedia will be releasing data from a new survey focused on the Latino electorate’s attitudes regarding the role of religion in politics on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The December survey is the sixth and final monthly tracking poll in 2011. impreMedia is the leading Hispanic News and Information Company in the U.S. […]

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Potential Latino VP Candidates Largely Unknown by Voters

One of the back stories of the GOP primary is whether any of the candidates vying to represent the Republican Party and challenge President Obama in 2012 can mobilize support among the Latino electorate. Given that Latinos are not likely to have a large impact on the outcome of the Republican primary, much of this […]

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Results From New Univision News/Latino Decisions Survey

A new Univision News/Latino Decisions poll conducted between October 21st and November 1st, 2011 provides the opportunity to gauge the candidate and policy preferences of the national electorate leading up to the 2012 presidential election. With national samples of both the Latino and overall electorates, this survey allows  for comparisons to be made between the […]

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High Stakes: Thursday’s Presidential Address is Critical to Latino Voters

By Gabriel Sanchez President Obama is set to give a speech focused on his plans for job growth before a Joint Session of Congress in primetime Thursday night. Political pundits speculate that the President will outline a jobs plan likely to include a call for more infrastructure spending along with an extension of the payroll […]

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President Obama’s image takes a hit

By Pilar Marrero – Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com | 2011-08-22 New Poll Results Posted Here LOS ANGELES, CA.-  The most recent poll of Latino voters reveals a continuing political problem for President Barack Obama, which he must address if he wants to get re-elected next year.  The number of Latinos who are certain to vote for Obama in […]

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Hispanics Aspire to Better Education

By Pilar Marrero/ Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com |2011-08-18 LOS ANGELES, Calif.- When it comes to their children’s education, Latino voters have clear and high aspirations: a new poll revealed that an overwhelming 96%—almost all—would like to see their kids earn a college degree, whether it is a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree. What is not so clear is […]

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The Disproportionate Impact of Photo-ID Laws on the Minority Electorate

By Gabriel R. Sanchez, Stephen A. Nuño, and Matt A. Barreto Following the Crawford v. Marion County Election Board decision of the Supreme Court which upheld the stringent photo-identification policy for voters in Indiana, several other states have or are considering similar reforms to their election laws. Most recently, Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina […]

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Proving the exit polls wrong – Harry Reid did win over 90% of the Latino vote

The pre-election analysis of polls by Nate Silver at 538 proved accurate in predicting 34 of 37 elections for the U.S. Senate. The three states that were off were Alaska, Colorado, and Nevada. Among these, Nevada was the biggest upset with the average pre-election polls showing Harry Reid trailing by 3 points, and the final […]

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